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RMMLA 2011: Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:58pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 2011

This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.

Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:30pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.

The Sound of Silence

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:30pm
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT). It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:06pm
MPCA/MACA - October 14-16, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:30pm
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Organized by the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 
and the Department of British, North American and Anglophone Studies, Saarland University

November 4-6, 2011
Schloss Leopoldskron

This conference intends to focus on the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of "American culture" since the end of the Cold War. What factors are there on the affective level that make certain products/texts popular or unpopular? And more importantly, what happens when American culture becomes entangled in affective encounters with worldwide consumers?

IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE - November 4-6, 2011 - Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:11pm
Austrian Association of American Studies - The conference will be organized by Astrid M. Fellner (Saarland University), Eugen Banauch and Klaus Heissenberger (University of Vienna)

AAAS Conference 2011 (38th International Conference)



IS IT CAUSE IT'S COOL? AFFECTIVE ENCOUNTERS WITH AMERICAN CULTURE

Organized by the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, 
and the Department of British, North American and Anglophone Studies, Saarland University

November 4-6, 2011
Schloss Leopoldskron

This conference intends to focus on the conjunction between the appeal and the rejection of "American culture" since the end of the Cold War. What factors are there on the affective level that make certain products/texts popular or unpopular? And more importantly, what happens when American culture becomes entangled in affective encounters with worldwide consumers?

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II (1600-1850)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 10:59am
Cristian Bratu (Baylor University)

SCMLA 2011: French Literature II 1600-1850 (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on French literature (1600-1850) invites papers on an open topic. Please send 500-word abstracts or papers to Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu) by March 28, 2011.

LASA 2012 (San Francisco) "The Nature of Things: Material Culture in Latin America"

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 5:02pm
LASA

Material culture has played a central role in Latin American history and in the definition of national identities, especially when it has taken the form of objects and commodities. Nevertheless, the links between material culture and cultural production in Latin America pertain to an area of study that is relatively unexplored. The aim of this panel is to examine the relationship between the circulation of material objects and Latin American literature and cinema, by analyzing those spaces where culture and the world of material objects interacts.

CRITICAL ESSAYS (Anthologies); 9 May 2011

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 8:57am
Anthology

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays based on original research are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out separately on each of the following works with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthologies will be published in the form of a series by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

The texts on which essays must be focused include:

POETRY:
Chaucer's PROLOGUE;
Pope's THE RAPE OF THE LOCK;
Keats' ODE ON A GRECIAN URN, ODE TO AUTUMN & ODE TO PSYCHE.

DRAMA
Shakespeare's KING LEAR, TEMPEST and MACBETH.

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